Sauce Brewing Piss-Weak Sauce – SUPERSEDED

Session IPA

Having been a keg only release since the day the brewery opened, Sauce’s Piss-Weak session IPA made a move into cans to test itself out in the wider but sometimes watery world of the mid strength market.

The name itself sits somewhere between irreverent, self deprecating, crass and amusing. So it kind of naturally lends itself to a certain market appeal, one that – if we’re honest – is a bit blokey and characterised by a liberal use of colloquialisms. There’s actually a precedent in this field: Melbourne institution The Great Britain Hotel used to take pleasure in serving up pints of Piss, a house lager, and Piss Weak, a lower alcohol version; since its former owners moved down the road to The Cherry Tree in Cremorne, you can find Piss there instead.

Stripping the label off Sauce’s version, what you’re left with is a beer that shows an impressive amount of flavour and body for something that comes in at a mere 3.5 percent ABV. To become that way, Piss-Weak has been dry hopped up the wazoo with Citra, Galaxy and Zythos varieties that give it a whole heap of citrus character and a level of bitterness not matched by some beers almost twice its size. While it may have become a kind of default description for any beer that describes itself as a session IPA, in this case it really does feel like a beer that punches above its weight.

Nick Oscilowski

Published March 31, 2018

Sauce Brewing Co

1A Mitchell St
NSW 2204

(02) 9145 8288
Open Hours

Weds & Thurs: 4pm to 9pm
Fri & Sat: 11:30am to 10pm
Sunday: 11:30am to 9pm

Mon to Fri: 10am to 4pm, and when the Taproom is open

Regular events

Food trucks every weekend

More from Sauce Brewing Co

Sauce Mango & Guava Juicy IIPA & Barrel-Aged Imperial Stouts
Fruited IIPA & Barrel-Aged Imperial Stouts
8.0% & 11.0%
Sauce Brewing Mandarin Wild Sour Ale & Dark Choc Porter
Fruit Sour & Chocolate Porter
5.0% & 5.5%
Sauce Brewing Premium Lager
Sauce Brewing Pale Ale
American Pale Ale
Sauce Brewing Hazy Pale Ale
Hazy Pale Ale
Sauce Brewing New England IPA
New England IPA
Sauce Brewing West Coast IPA
West Coast IPA
Sauce Brewing Pornstar Cocktail IPA
Hazy IPA
6.5% ABV
Sauce Brewing Chill Factor 2023
Cold IPA
Sauce Brewing Pacific Ale
Mid-Strength Pacific Ale
Sauce Brewing Beer Selfie Oat Cream IPA
Oat Cream IPA
Sauce Brewing Toasted Pineapple Strong XPA
Toasted Pineapple Strong XPA
Sauce Brewing Co Infrared Red IPA & Imperial Stout Bourbon Barrel-Aged
Red IPA & Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
7.0% & 12.0%
Sauce Brewing Tr!ple & Squeak & Egg Hunt Choc Stout
Mango Milkshake IIPA & Chocolate Stout
9.0% & 6.0%
Sauce Brewing Flat White & Long Black IPAs
Coffee IPAs
Sauce Brewing Inoculation Booster Shot Juicy IIPA
Juicy IIPA
Sauce Brewing Co Chill Factor & Daywalker
Cold IPA & Spiced Ginger Beer
6.0% & 5.5%
Sauce First, Second Dose & Isolation Island IPAs & BA Quad
Various IPAs & A Barrel-Aged Belgian Quad
6.0% & 6.0% & 7.0% & 9.0%
Sauce Brewing Bruclipse TDH Juicy IPA
Juicy IPA
Sauce Brewing Strawberry Dreamshake & Mimosa Gose
Milkshake IPA & Gose
7.0% & 3.5%